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Nursing, M.S.N

Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares post-baccalaureate nursing students for advanced practice roles as nurse educators in academic settings and/or clinical nurse educators in healthcare institutions.  The program includes core courses essential to master-level nursing programs as well as courses designed to prepare nurses to assume roles as academic nurse educators and/or clinical nurse educators.  Program content focuses on theoretical foundations of nursing education and leadership; tests and measurements of learning outcomes; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and academic and clinical teaching.  Program courses provide skills and strategies for facilitation of learning in a variety of settings. 

Total Program Credits: 33
Matriculation Requirements:    
  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a recognized nursing accreditation agency.
  2. Current licensure as an RN in Utah or eligible for RN licensure in Utah.
  3. Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics to include descriptive and inferential statistics.
  4. Application for admission to the MSN program.
  5. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher, or GPA of 3.2 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework.
  6. Three professional letters of recommendation. 
Discipline Core Requirements:   33 Credits
  NURS 6000 Leadership Development 2
  NURS 6050 Nursing Informatics 2
  NURS 6200 Advanced Nursing Theory 2
  NURS 6250 Advanced Nursing Research 3
  NURS 6300 Advanced Nursing in Health Systems and Policy 2
  NURS 6400 Roles and Collaboration in Nursing Education 3
  NURS 6500 Curriculum Design and Development 3
  NURS 6600 Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Setting 2
  NURS 6605 Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Setting Practicum 2
  NURS 6700 Evaluation of Learning Outcomes 3
  NURS 6800 Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Setting 2
  NURS 6805 Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Setting Practicum 2
  NURS 6900 Synthesis of Teaching Practice 1
  NURS 6905 Synthesis of Teaching Practice Practicum 2
  NURS 699R MSN Project or Thesis 2

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all discipline core courses with a grade of 3.0 or better
  2. Project or thesis completed and accepted by Department of Nursing Graduate Committee

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 6000  Leadership Development 2
NURS 6050   Nursing Informatics 2
NURS 6200 Advanced Nursing Theory  2
NURS 6250   Advanced Nursing Research  3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 6300  Advanced Nursing in Health Systems and Policy 2
NURS 6400  Roles and Collaboration in Nursing Education  3
NURS 6600  Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Setting 2
NURS 6605 Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Setting Practicum 2
NURS 699R  MSN Project or Thesis (Project/thesis requires 2 to 6 credits) 0-1
  Semester total: 9
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 6500  Curriculum Design and Development 3
NURS 6800  Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Setting 2
NURS 6805 Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Setting Practicum 2
NURS 699R  MSN Project or Thesis (Project/thesis requires 2 to 6 credits) 1
  Semester total: 8
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 6700  Evaluation of Learning Outcomes 3
NURS 6900  Synthesis of Teaching Practice  1
NURS 6905  Synthesis of Teaching Practice Practicum  2
NURS 699R  MSN Project or Thesis (Project/thesis requires 2 to 6 credits) 1
  Semester total: 7
  Degree total: 33

Department

College of Science & Health

 
 

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Department Chair: Dale Maughan
  • Office: HP 203x
  • Telephone: 801-863-7411
  • Email:  dale.maughan@uvu.edu  

  • Coordinator:
     Gaya Carlton
  • Office: HP 209  
  • Telephone: 801-863-8195
  • Email:  gaya.carlton@uvu.edu

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

Program Description

The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares post-baccalaureate nursing students for advanced practice roles as nurse educators in academic settings and/or as clinical nurse educators in healthcare institutions. The program includes core courses essential to master-level nursing programs as well as courses designed to prepare nurses to assume roles as academic nurse educators and/or as clinical nurse educators. Program content focuses on: theoretical foundations of nursing education and leadership; tests and measurements of learning outcomes; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and academic and clinical teaching. Program courses provide skills and strategies for facilitation of learning in a variety of settings.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the MSN program will be based on information from the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a recognized nursing accreditation agency.
  • Current licensure as an RN in Utah or eligible for RN licensure in Utah.
  • Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics to include descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Application for admission to the MSN program.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher, or GPA of 3.2 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework.  
  • Three professional letters of recommendation  
 
 
2016-17 Graduate--Tuition and General Fee Schedule
RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 136.00 17.50 153.50 0.5 415.00 17.50 432.50
1.0 272.00 35.00 307.00 1.0 830.00 35.00 865.00
1.5 408.00 52.50 460.50 1.5 1,245.00 52.50 1,297.50
2.0 544.00 70.00 614.00 2.0 1,660.00 70.00 1,730.00
2.5 680.00 87.50 767.50 2.5 2,075.00 87.50 2,162.50
3.0 816.00 105.00 921.00 3.0 2,490.00 105.00 2,595.00
3.5 952.00 122.50 1,074.50 3.5 2,905.00 122.50 3,027.50
4.0 1,088.00 140.00 1,228.00 4.0 3,320.00 140.00 3,460.00
4.5 1,224.00 157.50 1,381.50 4.5 3,735.00 157.50 3,892.50
5.0 1,360.00 175.00 1,535.00 5.0 4,150.00 175.00 4,325.00
5.5 1,496.00 192.50 1,688.50 5.5 4,565.00 192.50 4,757.50
6.0 1,632.00 210.00 1,842.00 6.0 4,980.00 210.00 5,190.00
6.5 1,768.00 227.50 1,995.50 6.5 5,395.00 227.50 5,622.50
7.0 1,904.00 245.00 2,149.00 7.0 5,810.00 245.00 6,055.00
7.5 2,040.00 262.50 2,302.50 7.5 6,225.00 262.50 6,487.50
8.0 2,176.00 280.00 2,456.00 8.0 6,640.00 280.00 6,920.00
8.5 2,312.00 297.50 2,609.50 8.5 7,055.00 297.50 7,352.50
9.0 2,448.00 315.00 2,763.00 9.0 7,470.00 315.00 7,785.00
9.5 2,584.00 332.50 2,916.50 9.5 7,885.00 332.50 8,217.50
10.0 2,720.00 350.00 3,070.00 10.0 8,300.00 350.00 8,650.00
10.5 2,856.00 350.00 3,206.00 10.5 8,715.00 350.00 9,065.00
11.0 2,992.00 350.00 3,342.00 11.0 9,130.00 350.00 9,480.00
11.5 3,128.00 350.00 3,478.00 11.5 9,545.00 350.00 9,895.00
12.0 3,264.00 350.00 3,614.00 12.0 9,960.00 350.00 10,310.00
12.5 3,400.00 350.00 3,750.00 12.5 10,375.00 350.00 10,725.00
13.0 3,536.00 350.00 3,886.00 13.0 10,790.00 350.00 11,140.00
13.5 3,672.00 350.00 4,022.00 13.5 11,205.00 350.00 11,555.00
14.0 3,808.00 350.00 4,158.00 14.0 11,620.00 350.00 11,970.00
14.5 3,944.00 350.00 4,294.00 14.5 12,035.00 350.00 12,385.00
15.0 4,080.00 350.00 4,430.00 15.0 12,450.00 350.00 12,800.00
15.5 4,216.00 350.00 4,566.00 15.5 12,865.00 350.00 13,215.00
16.0 4,352.00 350.00 4,702.00 16.0 13,280.00 350.00 13,630.00
16.5 4,488.00 350.00 4,838.00 16.5 13,695.00 350.00 14,045.00
17.0 4,624.00 350.00 4,974.00 17.0 14,110.00 350.00 14,460.00
17.5 4,760.00 350.00 5,110.00 17.5 14,525.00 350.00 14,875.00
18.0 4,896.00 350.00 5,246.00 18.0 14,940.00 350.00 15,290.00
18.5 5,032.00 350.00 5,382.00 18.5 15,355.00 350.00 15,705.00
19.0 5,168.00 350.00 5,518.00 19.0 15,770.00 350.00 16,120.00
19.5 5,304.00 350.00 5,654.00 19.5 16,185.00 350.00 16,535.00
20.0 5,440.00 350.00 5,790.00 20.0 16,600.00 350.00 16,950.00
20.5 5,576.00 350.00 5,926.00 20.5 17,015.00 350.00 17,365.00
21.0 5,712.00 350.00 6,062.00 21.0 17,430.00 350.00 17,780.00
21.5 5,848.00 350.00 6,198.00 21.5 17,845.00 350.00 18,195.00
22.0 5,984.00 350.00 6,334.00 22.0 18,260.00 350.00 18,610.00
22.5 6,120.00 350.00 6,470.00 22.5 18,675.00 350.00 19,025.00
23.0 6,256.00 350.00 6,606.00 23.0 19,090.00 350.00 19,440.00
23.5 6,392.00 350.00 6,742.00 23.5 19,505.00 350.00 19,855.00
24.0 6,528.00 350.00 6,878.00 24.0 19,920.00 350.00 20,270.00
24.5 6,664.00 350.00 7,014.00 24.5 20,335.00 350.00 20,685.00
25.0 6,800.00 350.00 7,150.00 25.0 20,750.00 350.00 21,100.00
For each credit hour over 12, $272 per credit hour will be assessed for residents and $830 per credit hour for non-residents

Faculty

Laurel Bradshaw(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S., Nursing, Brigham Young University; M.S.N., Nursing, Utah Valley University.

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Gaya Carlton(1991)

Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

A.S., Nursing, Weber State College; B.S., Nursing, M.S. Nursing, University of Utah; Ph.D., Nursing, University of Colorado.

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Hsiu-Chin Chen(2004)

Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S.N., Chung Shan Medical University; M.S., Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University; Ph.D., Nursing, University of Utah.

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Joohyun Chung(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S., Nursing, Korea University; Ph.D., College of Nursing, University of Utah.

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Marianne Craven(1995)

Professor

Department: Nursing

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S., Nursing, Brigham Young University; M.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix.

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Dale Maughan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Department Chair

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies
Faculty

A.S., B.S., Nursing, M.S., Health Promotion, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Dianne McAdams-Jones(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S., Nursing, Tuskegee University; M.Ed., Education Management, M.S., Nursing Education, Westminster; Ed.D., Health Care Professions, College of Saint Mary.

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Gary Measom(2000)

Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

A.S., B.S., Nursing, M.S., Nursing, Clinical Cardiology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of New Mexico.

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